the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
literary work in metrical form; verse.
prose with poetic qualities.
poetic qualities however manifested: the poetry of simple acts and things.
poetic spirit or feeling: The pianist played the prelude with poetry.
something suggestive of or likened to poetry: the pure poetry of a beautiful view on a clear day.
- po·et·ry·less, adjective
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How to use poetry in a sentence
The poetry he sent to a man by the name of John Langalibalele Dube, who lived about 80 miles away.
As a youth, Quetelet dabbled in writing operas and poetry, but wisely switched to math, before becoming an astronomer and ultimately the most accomplished statistician of his day.Do You Know These Scientific Pioneers? - Issue 93: Forerunners | Tom Siegfried | November 25, 2020 | Nautilus
Doing something that’s enjoyable to you and in line with your values is a great way to cope with the holidays, he added, “whether it’s writing poetry, riding a bike, baking bread or volunteering.”
While you can send short stories, comic books or poetry, they must have science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural or alternative history elements.4 contests to help kids stay busy on holiday breaks | Haben Kelati | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Whether via Zoom or in person, poetry readings are really for the people who show up, says Burt.
He campaigned and governed in poetry, and we are all the richer for it.
The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.
Its essays, criticism, reportage, and poetry are not “product.”Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine | Lloyd Grove | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a young man, he also wrote poetry, was a star singer at his school, and tried his hand at pamphleteering.
Laskey, who earned a degree in psychology, enjoys painting and poetry.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I thought this young man was going to read us some of his poetry; it's too tiresome of him to stop to tell us about his bull-dog.
Aldhem, an English divine, died; said to have been the first Englishman who cultivated poetry.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He is the principal writer of Italian jocose poetry, which has ever since retained the name of poesia Bernesca.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He is described by Calamy as having been a good scholar, and possessing a taste for poetry.
She had heard in books of girls writing poetry, romance, history—gaining fifties and hundreds.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for poetry
literature in metrical form; verse
the art or craft of writing verse
poetic qualities, spirit, or feeling in anything
anything resembling poetry in rhythm, beauty, etc
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